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Ginger Bolton | Title Challenge + Exclusive Excerpt: DECK THE DONUTS
Author Guest / November 22, 2021

D is for Deputy Donut, both the cat and the shop. E is for Emily and the exciting Brent Fyne. C is for coffee, crime, and that cop. K is for mistletoe—you know what I mean. (And did I mention the handsome Detective Brent Fyne?) * T is for tourists stranded in town. H is for houseguests, feeling quite down. E is for events and entertaining all ‘round. * D is for donuts, detectives, delight. O is for observing, overhearing, and “Oooohs!” N is for nosing around in the night. U is for understanding the most subtle clues. T is for treats. (That includes mistletoe.) S is for sleuthing, skiing, and snow. Exclusive Excerpt from DECK THE DONUTS Chapter 6 I turned on the bedside lamp. Dep stood with her nose against my closed bedroom door. Her tail twitched back and forth, and the fur along her spine stood up in a way that made my own hackles rise. It was one thirty in the morning. Who had closed the front door? Had Paige left, or had someone arrived? I always locked the door, but maybe seeing Dep on Paige’s lap after I came in from parking the car had…

Coreene Callahan | Top 5 Attributes Every Dragon-Shifter Should Have
Author Guest / November 22, 2021

I had an incredible amount of fun writing FURY OF DESTRUCTION (the Dragonfury Series). Gage and Samantha’s story surprised me every step of the way. She’s tenacious, smart, and sassy while struggling to overcome a disability that challenges who she believes herself to be. He’s both tender and tough, a take-no-prisoners kind of guy who makes enemy dragon-warriors fly in the opposite direction. So to say I enjoyed writing about the pair is an understatement. Together, they make for an explosive, passionate, exhilarating combination. So today, in keeping with Gage’s tough guy routine, I’m listing some of the things I think are important for every dragon-warrior to possess. Top 5 Attributes Every Dragon-shifter Should Have: 1–A wicked amount of lethal. (Because you never know when he might need to pull a truckload of vicious out of his bag of tricks to send other dragons fleeing.) 2–Razor-sharp intelligence. (Not only to make quick decisions on the fly, but to catch the other Nightfury warriors cheating at the weekly poker game.) 3–A well-developed sense of humor. (If he can’t laugh at himself, no way he’ll survive a sharp-witted razzing from his fellow dragon-warriors. And honestly, it happens…a lot.) 4–Charm…and bucketsful of it….

Kait Ballenger | Exclusive Excerpt: WILD COWBOY WOLF
Author Guest / November 22, 2021

Dakota’s eyes widened. “What are you doing?” The gold of his wolf eyes flashed. “Exactly what I should have done days ago.” Dakota inhaled a sharp breath. From the dark look in his eyes, she almost expected him to strip the belt from his jeans and use it to make the bare skin of her ass a dusky shade of pink. The thought of her bent over his knee sent an unexpected wave of heat through her core. Her mouth went dry as adrenaline coursed through her. “Blaze?” she breathed again, prompting more from his non-answer. His chaps and belt were cast aside now along with his Stetson. The shirt came next. “Showering,” he ground out. His tone was harsher, more hardened than usual. She didn’t exactly dislike it. “Exactly like you are,” he growled. “What else?” He turned on one of the showerheads in the adjacent stall block facing her. Another cloud of steam filled the room. “Here?” she nearly squeaked. “What?” he snapped. “We’re both warriors, coworkers as you put it, and I may not be as drenched as your clothes were, but we’re both covered in blood.” His shirt was on the floor now, and those large…